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Fine Arts Faculty Mira Schor Receives 2019 Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award

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Portrait of Mira Schor by Sarah Wells, 1986

Mira Schor, Car Triptych, Part 1: The Great Unknown, 1972, Gouache on paper, 30 x 22 inches














Lyles & King is proud to announce that Mira Schor is a recipient of the 2019 Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as a feminist painter, art historian and critic.

The WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards were first presented in 1979 in President Jimmy Carter’s Oval Office to Isabel Bishop, Selma Burke, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, and Georgia O’Keeffe. The Awards were the first awards recognizing the contribution of women to the arts and their profound effect on society. Today, the Lifetime Achievement Awards continue to honor women, their work, their vision, and their commitment. Recent honorees have represented the full range of distinguished achievement in the visual arts professions from Charlene Teters to Kiki Smith to Carolee Schneemann to Renee Stout. For more information on past honorees visit please click here. This year’s honorees are no exception, with considerable accomplishment, achievement, and contributions to the visual arts represented by their professional efforts. In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Awards, the President’s Art & Activism Award is presented each year to emerging or mid-career women whose life and work exemplifies WCA’s mission of creating community through art, education, and social activism. The award anticipates a lifetime of achievement for its recipients.

Previous recipients include Ida Apelbroog, Judy Chicago, Nancy Grossman, Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneeman, Nancy Spero, Kiki Smith, Faith Wilding and many others.

Mira Schor’s Acceptance Speech for Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award Click to Watch on Youtube

Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, on Mira Schor on the occasion of the Woman’s Caucus for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award Essay.

Lyles & King will feature their second solo show with Mira Schor – California Paintings: 1970-1973  –  April 12 – May 19, 2019.

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